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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Research

Apoptosis and Pathogenesis of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus in Humans

Mongkol Uiprasertkul*, Rungrueng Kitphati†, Pilaipan Puthavathana*, Romchat Kriwong*, Alita Kongchanagul*, Kumnuan Ungchusak†, Suwimon Angkasekwinai‡, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit*, Kanittar Srisook*, Nirun Vanprapar*, and Prasert Auewarakul*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; †Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand; ‡Phaholpolphayuhasena Hospital, Kanjanaburi, Thailand;

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A) Detection of viral RNA in lung, trachea, and liver by reverse transcription–PCR (RT-PCR) (upper panel) and detection of positive- and negative-stranded viral RNA in trachea and liver by strand-specific RT-PCR (lower panel). Lane 1, 100-bp ladder; Neg, negative. B) RT-PCR showing overexpression of tumor necrosis factor-α in lung and liver tissues of patient in A compared with normal tissues.

Figure 2. A) Detection of viral RNA in lung, trachea, and liver by reverse transcription–PCR (RT-PCR) (upper panel) and detection of positive- and negative-stranded viral RNA in trachea and liver by strand-specific RT-PCR (lower panel). Lane 1, 100-bp ladder; Neg, negative. B) RT-PCR showing overexpression of tumor necrosis factor-α in lung and liver tissues of patient in A compared with normal tissues.

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